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Microsoft releases dev software to students

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In their journey to get everyone hooked on their dev tools, Microsoft has rolled out DreamSpark, a site where students can download: Visual Studio 2008 Expression Studio Windows Server 2003 XNA Game Studio 2.0 These products are great for folks who are just starting out in development and design. They are free to students on […]

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Globe Glider – Try some geo-browsing

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Our reader Ed always sends us great links to cool applications and projects, and Globe Glider is another great find. According to the site, it’s a “geo-browser” with an interface that allows users to search and browse by location. Both a Google Maps and Virtual Earth interface are available (you can also use it in […]

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3D Nature Holiday Sale

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We had a great interview with Chris Hanson of 3D Nature this week, but we aren’t going to post it until after all of the holiday travel and our year in review episode. In the interview Chris pointed out the great sale they are running on the GIS friendly Visual Nature Studio 2. I have […]

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G-I-Yes

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Our good buddy Rick Lawson over at ESRI sent us all a lovely little YouTube video/song – G-I-Yes. The folks down in Austin put this together for GIS Day it it is darn amusing. At our day job, we’ve had a server going wonky for the last few weeks, so I found the middle part […]

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V1 on geospatial and gaming

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For those of you not subscribed to the V1 Magazine Newsletter, Jeff and Matt give their take on a topic we have often talked about, gaming technologies in the realm of geospatial. Check it out and let us know what you think about the subject. V1 Magazine – What is the Influence of Gaming on […]

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RapidoMap

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Some of you may recall me blogging about Magrathea over the summer, a nice little georeferencing tool for your desktop documents on Mac which used actual Lat/Long as opposed to image coordinates. Apparently over the summer the software was picked up by app4mac and has been renamed RapidoMap. It remains freeware and but other than […]

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Pixelmator and Core Location

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Ed mentioned Pixelmator a while back as a great new Mac-only image editor. It offers most of the tools that the normal Photoshop user uses. But the impressive thing isn’t Pixelmator itself, it’s the fact that it is built using technology that is built into the OS, Core Image, so that many of the tools […]